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Twitch introduces anti-gambling restrictions

2021.08.16

Twitch released a Creator Update on Wednesday, announcing that they will be prohibiting all links and referral codes related to slots, roulette, and dice games on their service.

“To prevent harm and scams created by questionable gambling services that sponsor content on Twitch, we will prohibit sharing links and/or referral codes to sites that offer slots, roulette, or dice games,” the announcement says. “We will continue to monitor gambling-related content and update our approach as needed.”

Creators will have until August 17 to remove this content from their channels. However, some streamers are already finding ways around this by directing viewers to Linktree first, for example.

Beyond new policy, Twitch generally allows gambling so long as gambling is legal in the locality that the streamer is streaming from.